Monday, January 10, 2022
We are now 50% of the way through Fall 2022 law school admissions season. The number of law school applicants reported by LSAC is down 5.4% compared to last year at this time.
119 of the 199 law schools are experiencing an increase in applications. Applications are up 50% or more at 3 law schools, and 30% or more at 19 law schools:
Applicants are up in only one region: Other; and are down the most in Midwest (-13.2%), Far West (-10.4%), and Northeast (-10.1%):
Applicants' LSAT scores are down -14.8% in the 170-180 band, -9.2% in the 160-169 band, -1.2% in the 150-159 band, and -1.8% in the 120-149 band:
Hispanic|Latino applicants are up +3.3%; Asian applicants are up +2.3%; Not Indicated are down -2.1%; Black|African American applicants are down -3.4%; Puerto Rican applicants are down -6.8%; Caucasian|White applicants are down -7.9%; American Indian|Alaska Native applicants are down -8.8%; and Native Hawaiian|Other Pacific Islander applicants are down -10.9%:
Man applicants are down -5.6% and woman applicants are down -6.2%. Among the remaining gender categories, the largest increases are androgyne (+220.0%), transgender woman (+65.0%), and genderqueer or gender fluid (+42.5%):
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